A Synoptic-Scale Model for Simulating Condensed Atmospheric Moisture
AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL
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The determination of a synoptic-scale model for simulating condensed atmospheric moisture by the USAFETAC Scientific Services Branch and the applications for which the model may be used are detailed. This study only treats the use of gridded inputs to perform the environmental simulations and, in particular, explains the use of two portions of a data base maintained by USAFETAC. The two data bases are a global cloud analysis 3DNEPH and a global analysis of conventional parameters. The input to the model includes low, middle, high, or convective cloud types 3DNEPH, layered cloud amounts 3DNEPH , present weather conditions 3DNEPH, base, tops and midpoints of layers AFGWC Model Terrain, and temperature and D-Value profiles AFGWC gridded hemispheric analyses.